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Welcome to the future of local shopping—delivered by eBay.eBay Now, an on-demand delivery service, picks up goods from local stores. Its couriers—they call themselves “shoppers”—deliver your purchases to your door in about an hour. You pay a $5 delivery and local sales tax.
San Francisco has become a battleground for local delivery services, with two startups, Postmates and TaskRabbit, vying for business, and a third, Uber, contemplating getting into the business.
But eBay has been quietly working on eBay Now for months. It just launched it to a few select customers, including local-commerce expert Rocky Agrawal.
We had to try it ourselves. So we snagged an invite and went shopping.